In the story “Of Mice And Men” there is an african american worker who works on the ranch that the two main characters are hired at. This man 's name is crooks and when he is first introduced we learn that he is victimized because of the color of his skin and that he is handicapped in that his back is crooked, hence the name crooks. Even the woman on the ranch, (curley 's wife) puts him down, he is used as a punching bag by everyone on the ranch. “She turned on him in scorn. "Listen, Nigger," she said.
Sometimes, it even overpowers the very structure itself of the novella. Characters such as Candy, Crooks and Curley’s wife are all subjects to it. John Steinbeck himself was largely analysing the lifestyles of migrant workers, and while doing so, found inspiration for ‘Of Mice and Men’. He portrays his knowledge by isolating certain characters in the novella. The accuracy of his observations are perfect, as at that time – during the ‘Great Depression’ - people felt like they had to use what little power they had to uphold their position on the social hierarchy scale.
Produce is showcased in the novella through characters Lennie, Crooks and Curley’s wife. Lennie small is one of the major examples of prejudice demonstrated in Of Mice and Men through ableism and criticism. The quotation that supports it taken from the novella is, ‘“That each we’re goin’ to is right down there about a quarter mile. We’re gonna go in an’ see the boss. Now, look — I’ll give him the work tickets, but you ain’t gonna say a word.
A man of a different race is assumed to be treated justly, especially in this current generation. However, segregation unfortunately still is an enormous issue, although it was said to be resolved many years prior. The novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, accompanies several ranchers who all are detached from one another in various manners. Precisely, Crooks, an African American stable buck who resides at the ranch, is segregated so extremely often that he never truly considers that he belongs anywhere. Society, using isolation and alienation as key components, can compel people to feel inferior and abandoned which can lead to a sense of despair or helplessness.
Crooks is the only black stable-hand in the novel, he displays how he is isolated and discriminated due to his race, however, he fears others when they approach him because he doesn 't want to become more lonely. The other ranch-hands discriminates against him “‘cause [he’s] black. They play cards in there, but [he] can’t play because [he’s] black. They say [he] stink[s]” (68). However, when Lennie came to Crooks, he was very careful and defensive towards Lennie because of the thought that Lennie would also be like the other workers and discriminate him.
Crooks is an African American farm worker that works with horses on the land. Being a colored person in this era was harsh, and the color of your skin automatically determined the amount of power you would have, so African Americans did not have power compared to everyone else in society. “Lennie watched her, his mouth half open. Crooks had retired into the terrible protective dignity of the negro.” (79;ch.4). Crooks was required to be reclusive because he was not wanted around.
The novella ‘of Mice and Men’ was written by John Steinbeck in the 1930s. It is set in a difficult period of time when America was sunk in deep depression. However, themes of loyalty shine brightly throughout the novella. He shows that even though Americas economy is in tatters, loyalty can still be as prominent. There were also distinct themes of disloyalty, mainly between characters.
Every Time she would appear in the novel she would always say something like ¨Why can't i talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely¨ ( Steinbeck 86). Also, when she was talking to lennie before he had murdered her, she was telling him how she doesnt like curley at all and how she thinks he's a mean guy. Once again another character that just wanted someone new to talk to.
He is isolated from everyone else because of his skin color. For example, people refer to him as “nigger” (Steinbeck 11). Calling him racial slurs that are offensive to him reveals that he is treated differently than society. Crooks has his own separate room for himself because of his color. “‘You go on get outta my room.
In addition, she is personified as a possession because she is only ever referred to as Curley’s wife and never her own name. However, she later confesses that she is much more complex than that. Steinbeck invokes sympathy from the reader when he reveals that Curley’s wife is human and similarly isolated and hopeless like the other ranch men. The reader